Best of: Chocolate’s complicated cultural history
For the last part of today’s show, we talked about chocolate, its cultural history, and how it turned into the global force it remains today. There will be a team of researchers at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom focusing on that subject for the next four years. As it happens, that work will be led by a scholar based right here in Illinois.
She joined The 21st to talk about the surprisingly complicated history of the sweet treat.
This conversation originally aired on January 5, 2023
Professor of Anthropology, Illinois State University; Recipient of the British Academy Global Professorship
Congratulations also to @KathrynSampeck, who has been awarded funding to study the role countries in Central America played in the origins of chocolate. She will start her research at @UniofReading in January. Read our story here: https://t.co/vlLc2tDPmp pic.twitter.com/S30W2ZVIgO— Reading Uni News (@UniRdg_News) December 1, 2022